Winter Safety


As cooler weather sets in around the country, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has safety tips to help avoid burns & injury.

Top winter product safety tips:

  • Never use boiling water to fill your hot water bottle. Replace it as soon as it starts to look cracked or worn.
  • Buy wheat bags or heat packs that come with clear heating instructions. Never overheat your bag , as it could ignite .
  • Before winter, check your electric blankets, hot water bottles etc . are in good condition
  • Children’s clothes with ‘low fire danger’ label is still flammable, keep away from open heat sources.



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